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Legal challenge launched over ‘anti-woke’ agenda of Charity Commission

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A legal challenge has been launched over the government’s apparent attempt to force the charities’ watchdog to pursue a regulatory agenda against good causes that ministers believe stray into “woke” and “political” ac...

Father who fought legal battle over son’s death in Barrymore pool dies aged 76

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A father who waged a 20-year campaign for the truth behind the death of his son in the swimming pool of the entertainer Michael Barrymore has died. Terry Lubbock, 76, who was diagnosed earlier this year with cancer, m...

‘Cruel’ legal change affects children in care

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The existence of adult social care waiting lists is deeply shocking (Nearly 300,000 on adult social care ‘waiting lists’ in England, 8 September). Children’s social care has also taken a terrible turn this week. New l...

Judgment day for Afghanistan: the ‘raw’ legal drama trying Britain for war crimes

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Twenty years after the start of the coalition invasion of Afghanistan, the chaos of the withdrawal has prompted calls from cross-party politicians for an independent inquiry to take a cold, strategic look at what went...

Texas now has abortion ‘bounty hunters’: Sotomayor’s scathing legal dissent

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The court’s order is stunning. Presented with an application to enjoin a flagrantly unconstitutional law engineered to prohibit women from exercising their constitutional rights and evade judicial scrutiny, a majority...

Scottish minister’s wife pursues legal action against Dundee nursery

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Court action is proceeding against a Dundee nursery over claims it discriminated against the wife and daughter of the Scottish government’s health secretary. Humza Yousaf, who is Muslim, and his wife, Nadia El-Nakla, ...

Final legal effort to save Geronimo the alpaca thrown out by judge

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A last-ditch legal attempt to save Geronimo the alpaca has been rejected by a high court judge. A “human shield” of supporters and newspaper reporters remains around his pen at a south Gloucestershire farm, but the go...

Humza Yousaf launches legal action against Dundee nursery ‘discrimination’

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The Scottish government’s health secretary and his wife have initiated legal proceedings against a nursery near Dundee which they claim discriminated against their two-year-old daughter. Humza Yousaf, one of Scotland’...

Denmark faces legal action over attempts to return Syrian refugees

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Denmark’s attempt to return hundreds of Syrians to Damascus after deeming the city safe will “set a dangerous precedent” for other countries to do the same, say lawyers who are preparing to take the Danish government ...

Emmanuel Macron takes legal action over Hitler poster comparison

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Emmanuel Macron is taking legal action against a wealthy billboard operator who displayed posters depicting him as Adolf Hitler. Lawyers for the French president are suing after the large images appeared in the Var in...

A moment that changed me: my mother died – and I became my brother’s legal guardian

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It was in Stansted airport’s Pink Elephant car park that I realised all the adults were going home. It was early January 2007 and we had just returned from Mum’s funeral in Derry. I watched as uncles and aunts ambled ...

Barcelona cannabis clubs face closure in new legal setback

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Barcelona’s 200 cannabis clubs face closure after the supreme court shut a legal loophole that has seen the city become Spain’s marijuana capital. It is the latest in a series of setbacks for the asociaciónes, as they...

US couple withdraws legal action against ABC over claim they abandoned surrogate child with a disability

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A couple who claimed the ABC portrayed them as abandoning their surrogate child with a disability in Ukraine will have to pay the broadcaster’s legal costs after withdrawing their defamation case. Matthew Etnyre and h...

UK faces legal action over North Sea oilfield exploration plans

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The government faces the threat of legal action over plans to allow exploration at the Cambo oilfield near Shetland after promising to put an end to new oil exploration licences that do not align with the UK’s climate...

The discredited legal tactic that’s putting abused UK children in danger

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In court custody battles over the past few years, a new term, “parental alienation”, has taken root. The phrase – based on a “syndrome” that has been internationally discredited and is banned from use in family courts...

Disabled teenager mounts legal challenge after benefits cut off

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A severely disabled teenager is to mount a legal challenge after his benefits were cut off while he was in hospital receiving treatment for a life-threatening infection, leaving him thousands of pounds out of pocket. ...

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